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4th Industrial Revolution

Revolution Industrial Cars Manufacturing Machines Automation ProductionNews 24 recently reported about Standard Bank’s intention to lay off 528 employees. This huge lay off is the result of increased digitization and the use of artificial intelligence in the banking industry.

The trade unions are understandably highly upset, yet their spokesperson said that they realise that some jobs over time will disappear whilst new ones will be created. Unfortunately fewer jobs will be created than the ones being made redundant.

Fewer jobs

According to Standard Bank the 528 employees are welcome to apply for 349 existing and new ... continue reading

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Sharks 17 – WP 12: Still good business for WP

Last week I wrote that entrepreneurs are the forgotten heroes of the economy and the past weekend in a speech Pres Cyril Ramaphosa asked that entrepreneurs should be treated as heroes. Rugby produces sport heroes, but in the professional era it is also big business.

Currie Cup

About a month ago I wrote that no team can always win, not even the All Blacks. Unfortunately the one that the WP lost was the final, yet the good work they did beforehand, was instrumental in securing two matches with higher revenues ... continue reading

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Petrol & Cola

Whose money?

Many years ago I employed someone in my small company who was formerly a director in a big organisation. A friend then gave a kind warning and said that one should be watchful when employing someone from such a background.

He is used to spending other people’s money, money that he did not work for himself.

People who start their own businesses know what hard work it takes to get enough clients to support your business to make it sustainable. Because you are responsible for debts incurred, you ... continue reading

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No team can always win

I am always interested by what makes people support a certain business or sports team. One sure thing is that people love to support a winning team, but no team can always remain at the top.

Springbok Rugby

Over the last couple of years many people were disillusioned by the performance of the Springbok rugby team.

Yet after they recently beat the All Blacks in New Zealand the tickets for the Springboks’ next match against the Wallabies were sold out within days.

As I’ve said, no team can always win. ... continue reading

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A penny for your thoughts

In his book Thinking for a change John Maxwell asks the question why some people are more successful than others?

Two Perspectives

He then tells a story of a man with two daughters, the one 21 years old and the other 25. The 21 year old daughter applied to a university to study Pharmacy. On hearing that she was accepted she was elated, but her 25 year old sister bemoaned the fact that her sister needs to go to school for four more years.

Maxwell then concludes that

Successful people

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2 Sam 12:25 “So he called his name Jedidiah because of the Lord.”

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